Jeep Renegade expands subcompact crossover sales lead in May

2016 Jeep® Renegade Latitude

It’s pretty safe to say that the Renegade is a success for Jeep.

The little crossover once again led subcompact crossover sales by a wide margin, extending its overall yearly lead in the process.

Renegade sales were up an exaggerated 146 percent for the month and 344 percent for the year, although that’s actually not the highest yearly increase in the segment.

More importantly, the Renegade’s sales were up 11.7 percent from May to April. This is despite the fact that there were fewer sales days in May 2016 than there were in May 2015, which hurt many vehicle’s sales numbers.

The second-place Subaru Crosstrek (don’t call it an XV) had a solid month, with a 7.5 percent monthly increase and about a two percent yearly increase. However, it was still short of the Renegade by nearly 2,500 sales.

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2016 Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V has hit its stride, staying ahead of the GM twins that it beat out last month and keeping its third-place position. Sales were up 15.8 percent for the month, and yearly sales are up an exaggerated 368 percent.

Both the Renegade’s and HR-V’s yearly sales increases are skewed because they weren’t available for a full year in 2015. The Renegade was only available for part of the month last year, which accounts for the exaggerated monthly increase.

Rounding out the top four is the Buick Encore. All for top sellers in the segment had sales increases for the month, with the Encore having the highest non-exaggerated number at 20.8 percent. The Encore still has the third-highest yearly sales number, but if June is like July, the HR-V may eclipse it.

It is still amazing that the Encore consistently outsells its Chevrolet sibling, the Trax, despite having a smaller sales network. The Trax actually dropped 10 percent for the month and trailed the Encore by 1,400 sales.

Check out the full list below.

Subcompact Crossover Sales – May 2016

May 2016 # Apr 2016 # May ’16/Apr ’16 % May 2016/2015 YTD 2016 # YTD 2016/2015 %
Jeep Renegade 10,868 9,730 11.7% 146.0% 42,549 344.0%
Subaru Crosstrek 8,467 7,607 11.3% 7.5% 35,624 2.1%
Honda HR-V 7,392 6,969 6.1% 15.8% 29,876 368.2%
Buick Encore 6,522 6,589 -1.0% 20.8% 30,330 21.2%
Chevrolet Trax 5,102 4,510 13.1% -10.6% 23,339 23.9%
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 3,060 2,614 17.1% -9.6% 13,372 -4.1%
Nissan Juke 2,271 1,890 20.2% -13.5% 10,032 -17.0%
Mazda CX-3 1,570 1,504 4.4% NEW 7,990 NEW
Fiat 500X 1,250 1,094 14.3% NEW 6,308 NEW
MINI Countryman 1,236 1,249 -1.0% -30.1% 4,851 -22.2%


Check out this TFLcar video of the 2016 Jeep Renegade taking on the Gold Mine Hill off road challenge: